Summer Enrichment Programs for
High School Students
4 Star Camps: Since 1975, over 25,000 campers have improved their performance in academics, golf
and tennis while having fun and making new friends from all around the world at 4 Star Camps. Camps
are located at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. For more information please visit:
Foxcroft School Summer Science Research Institute is a six-week, inquiry-based research program in
molecular biology for high school girls making its debut next summer. Under the direction of Foxcroft Science Department Chair Julie Ervin, this unique program will give high school girls experience conducting ground-breaking, university-level research projects. Ervin is working with University of
Virginia biology research scientist Dr. Anthony Spano to coordinate the projects.
The Institute will be held in the science laboratories on Foxcroft’s Middleburg campus and will run from
June 29 until August 7, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost
is $750 and includes lunch in the School’s Dining Hall. In addition, participants will travel to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville at program’s end to meet with Dr. Spano to discuss their findings, and to tour university-level laboratory facilities. To obtain a brochure, call 540.687.4510 or
Global Scholar Seminar at Washington and Lee University - Global Scholar is a two-week summer seminar that offers rising high school juniors and seniors the chance to immerse themselves in collegelevel coursework on world affairs.
At Global Scholar, students prepare for the academic rigor of America's leading universities and develop their leadership skills. They will raise their awareness of global issues through academic study, through face-to-face videoconferences with their peers around the world, through film and music and through interactive simulation experiences. Students will have the chance to make lifelong friends in an environment that fosters both academic discipline and summer fun! For more information please visit:
Hollins University - Hollinsummer is a two-week program that gives high school girls a taste of college life. You'll sign up for two noncredit classes, live on campus with girls from all over the country, and enjoy a full roster of extracurricular activities. For more information go to
Martí Spanish Academy is a full-immersion Spanish academy designed to be motivating and stimulating—that means that we spend every moment at the academy speaking in Spanish. This academy is ideal for students who don’t want their Spanish skills to get rusty over the summer, students who want to study abroad, and/or be bilingual in the future. It is also ideal for students who have completed their
language requirements who would like to become more fluent so they can retain more of their language
skills for future use. 10- and 20-day summer sessions in Lynchburg, Virginia. For more information please visit: http://www.martispanishacademy.com/index.php
Performing and Visual Arts, Northwest (PAVAN) is now accepting applications for the prestigious 2010 Summer Regional Governor’s School program. The 2010 program will offer rising 9th – 12th graders a two week intensive study in their choice of theatre, dance, guitar, instrumental jazz band, vocal music or visual arts. PAVAN serves public, private and home-schooled students living in Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun, Shenandoah and Warren counties and the City of Winchester through both academic year and summer programs.
Summer Regional Governor’s School will be held in Frederick County Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. July 5 – July 16, 2010 with a closing performance and exhibition on the evening on the evening of Friday, July 16th. All students who wish to participate in the 2010
Summer Regional Governor’s School must be able to attend the program in its entirety.
Students who are accepted through the audition process to attend the two-week Summer Regional Governor’s School are awarded a full scholarship to attend. Students must be residents of Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun, Shenandoah or Warren counties, or the City of Winchester. Public, private
and home-schooled students are encouraged to apply.
Applications are currently available. You may access and complete the application online, download a hard copy, or request an application via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer Regional Governor’s School applications must be received on or before February 1, 2010.
Applications will not be accepted via fax.
Teacher recommendations should be kept confidential. For that reason, please have your teacher complete the recommendation and have him/her send it back to the PAVAN office in an envelope separate from your application. Please note that your teacher recommendation can be from any teacher who knows your educational/creative history. The teacher does not have to be from your school or currently teaching a class you take. Teacher recommendation forms must be received by March 1, 2010.
Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted and assigned an audition date. Auditions will be held March 20 and 21, at Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy in Winchester. Reserve these dates for your audition. Students will not be admitted
unless they attend their audition. Do not apply unless you can attend an audition assigned to you on one of these dates. There will be no additional audition dates. We will mail your assigned audition day and time along with specific audition requirements for your discipline. Audition date
and times will be assigned as applications are received.
For general information about PAVAN go to http://www.pavanw.com/?m=gov_info
To complete an online application to PAVAN go to http://www.pavanw.com/?m=gov_app
For information about auditioning for PAVAN programs go to
Randolph-Macon Academy Academic Summer School (June 27 - July 23, 2010) - The Upper School Academic Summer School is for students entering grades 9-12, or those needing an extra credit to graduate. Students have a choice of either one new course or two repeat courses. Classes range from approximately 5 to 17 students, depending upon the popularity of the course. Supervised study periods
and evening and weekend activities round out the program. Classes meet Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Holding classes on Saturdays is what allows us to complete the program in only four weeks. Summer School course hours meet or exceed Virginia State requirements. For more information go to http://www.rma.edu/index.php?page=USSummerAcademic
The Sorensen Institute's High School Leaders Program (HSLP): The Sorensen Institute's High School Leaders Program (HSLP) offers concentrated study in Virginia politics and government for high school students from across the state. The program is open to all students who are at least 16 years of age or are rising juniors. Graduating seniors are also eligible to participate. The HSLP is based on a firm belief that young people not only can make a positive difference in their communities, they should be strongly encouraged to do so. Our High School Leaders Program gives students the practical skills and political knowledge to become effective advocates in their communities and schools. Participants engage in substantive debate about the public policy challenges facing the Commonwealth and interact with
Virginia's political and business leaders. The two-week HSLP is held each summer on grounds at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The program features a Virginia-focused, multidisciplinary curriculum with three main goals:
• To prepare future leaders for ethical and responsible citizenship and public service in the Commonwealth
• To connect Virginia's youth leaders from different backgrounds and philosophies with each other
and with current leaders in the government, business, and non-profit sectors.
• To energize our democratic system of government by promoting civic engagement among youth leaders.
The dates for the High School Leaders Program Class of 2010 are Saturday, July 10—Saturday, July 24.
The Institute is currently accepting applications to the High School Leaders Program Class of 2010.
The application deadline is 9am Monday morning, March 1, 2010.
For more information please visit: http://www.sorenseninstitute.org/programs/hslp
University of Richmond - Summer Scholars Program is an intensive, three-week program designed to give high school students a realistic, first-hand experience of college including the challenges and rewards that come with it, all while experiencing "life on campus." Summer Scholars classes are held each weekday, and students fully participate in all class-related programs and activities. While the work and
curriculum are challenging, the program is fun, too! Students participate in numerous exciting campus activities during the week and off-campus excursions on some weekends. Summer Scholars is offered to high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year. These programs present a unique opportunity for students to participate in a college-level class and experience first-hand all that the University of Richmond offers to those seeking a rich and rewarding college career. Upon successfully
completing the course selected by Summer Scholar students, credits can normally be applied toward an undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond and may be accepted as transfer credit at other universities. For more information please visit:
University of Virginia – 2010 Summer Enrichment Program - This residential summer program for gifted and talented students has a 30-year history at the University of Virginia. Students who are currently enrolled in grades 4-10 may apply to attend a two-week session in our program where
curriculum emphasis will be on extending a student's capabilities in problem-solving, creativity and critical examination, and evaluation of content-rich fields of study. Areas that are new or of special interest to students will be investigated through hands-on simulations, demonstrations, lectures, discussion and/or individual or small group investigations. An in-depth and broad study that often cannot be achieved in the regular classroom is facilitated by a low teacher-pupil ratio and by the use of the
facilities of the University of Virginia and the historic Charlottesville area. For more information please
University of Virginia – The Summer Language Institute offers nine-week courses in French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Tibetan, and Chinese. Students attend classes five days a week, seven and a half hours a day. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed in a student-centered environment. Students are expected to attend all classes and evening cultural activities,
Monday through Friday. Individuals who successfully complete the Institute earn 12 credits, which satisfy
the foreign language requirement at the University of Virginia. Eligibility: The Institute serves a diverse
group of students with a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Enrollment is open to
advanced high school students, graduate and undergraduate students, professionals, and members of the
local community. An official application is required for all programs. For more information please visit:
University of Virginia - The Young Writers Workshop: Established in 1982, the Workshop brings together a community of writers with a common purpose: to create a supportive and noncompetitive environment where teenagers can live and work as artists. Every staff member has a commitment to writing. The faculty - professional authors interested in developing new talent, bring practical experience to the workshop setting. The staff counselors, who are graduates and undergraduates in related fields, broaden our instructional program as assisting workshop teachers and elective course instructors. The administrators, also writers, are dedicated to nurturing the artistic vision. The Young Writers Workshop, housed on the historic
grounds of the University of Virginia, uses the resources of a great institution -- the home of former Poet Laureate Rita Dove and 1998 Pulitzer Prize recipient Charles Wright--to provide a comprehensive program for talented young writers.
The program is dedicated to developing the work of young writers in the range of rising freshman to seniors in high school. The desire to write is what counts. We encourage inexperienced as well as practiced writers to apply. You will receive feedback, personal attention, and the level of instruction you need in order to grow. You will also receive written commentaries from your instructor specific to your
progress and suggestions toward eventual publication. Application deadline: March 1, 2010. For more
information and to download an application please visit: http://fusion.web.virginia.edu/yww/index.cfm
Virginia Tech University - C-Tech² Computers and Technology Program: Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering invites you to participate in a program called C-Tech² - Computers and Technology at Virginia Tech. A primary focus of the program is to help develop and sustain the interests of women in
engineering and the sciences. The program allows you to explore applications of engineering, math, and science in a way that is fun and exciting. You will spend the majority of your time involved in hands-on activities designed to increase your interest in and knowledge of applications of engineering, math, and science to real world situations. The target population for the program is rising junior and senior
high school girls. For more information and application instructions please visit www.ctech2.eng.vt.edu
Virginia Tech University - Inside Architecture and Design On-Campus Studio: The School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech offers a Summer Workshop for high school students. All students starting grades 9-12 and interested in SEEING, MAKING and THINKING are welcome to this
on-campus studio introducing architecture and design as a line of study. The course consists of five days of full instruction as a part of the Summer Session of the College with the opportunity to INTERACT with ARCHITECTURE and DESIGN STUDENTS during their Summer Studios. For more information about the program, go to http://archdesign.vt.edu/students/inside-architecture.
William & Mary - Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History: The National Institute of American History and Democracy, a joint project of The College of William and Mary and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, announces its 2010 summer program for rising high school juniors, seniors, and spring 2010 high school graduates. Students will earn four hours of college credit at The College of William and Mary for an introductory-level course that will teach early American history through the use of historic places. Application Deadline: April 22, 2010. For more information please visit: http://www.wm.edu/niahd/precollegiate.php
Acadia Institute of Oceanography: You might say that the edge of the sea is our classroom. Based on the beautiful and dramatic coast of Downeast Maine, AIO takes advantage of everything that nature has to offer. While one group of students finishes a profile of the beach, another group collects specimens for the cold water tanks in our wet lab. Still other students might be busy focusing their binoculars on
offshore seabirds and cetaceans. Each evening our staff or visiting speakers present special lectures that provide background information for the field activities, and mini-seminars about topics in oceanography are offered daily before dinner. There are also optional morning lessons in laboratory techniques. And all students design and maintain a saltwater aquarium. For more information go to
American University - The Community of Scholars is a summer pre-college program offered by American University's School of International Service. This three-week program will introduce you to the advancing field of global affairs through college-level coursework.
The core of our program is our classes-intensive, interactive, and engaging seminars that introduce cutting edge ideas to you at the college level. You will have the opportunity to grapple with ideas, debate with classmates, and present your recommendations to the class. You will
showcase your ability to complete college-level academic work. Speakers, site visits, and simulations will build on your class work, giving you the chance to see ideas in action.
Taking a college course will help you prepare for the expectations of higher education and can add value to your college application and résumé. Rising junior and senior high school students are eligible for the program.
The Community of Scholars program is designed primarily as a day program. However, students may live on campus through AU’s arrangement with American Collegiate Adventures (ACA). Students would live on campus, dine in AU’s eating establishments, and participate in evening
and weekend activities through ACA. Students interested in the residential option would enroll through ACA, but would attend the Community of Scholars’ classes, receive college credit, attend the field trips, etc. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Alternatively, out-of-town students may make independent living arrangements with friends and relatives who live in the area. The AU campus is within walking distance of Metro's Tenleytown transit station, and is accessible to many bus lines. Daily pay parking is also available.
Admissions Deadlines: Complete applications are due no later than May 1, 2010, to secure placement in the program.
Program Dates: July 12 - July 30, 2010. Academic Program Hours: 9 a.m. - 12 noon, subject to change depending
on field trips. Lunch: 12 noon to 1 p.m. Optional workshops scheduled several afternoons a week. AU facilities also accessible to students during afternoon.
For more information and to apply go t http://www1.american.edu/sis/precollege/about.htm
Boston University - Pre-College Summer Programs:
High School Honors Program - This six-week undergraduate summer academic program is for
students who will be entering their senior year of high school in fall 2009. Students can either enroll in two Boston University summer classes and earn up to eight college credits, or pursue scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
PROMYS - The Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage motivated high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists. Grade level: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Summer Challenge Program - offers a two-week preview of college life and coursework in a non-credit setting. Summer Challenge is the perfect college summer program for high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in fall 2009 to preview college life and coursework. Students explore two subject areas of their choice in specially designed, non-credit seminars.
For more information on these BU programs and others (including media production, biotechnology and
DNA science, and performing and visual arts), please visit: http://www.bu.edu/mysummer/
Brown University - Pre-College Summer Programs: Brown University has a two hundred and fiftyyear history of challenging students to think critically, expand their horizons, and find the academic path that leads people to become leaders, scholars, and explorers. Brown's Pre-College summer programs expand that tradition to exceptional high school students from around the world who desire to challenge themselves both intellectually and emotionally. For more information please visit:
Bryn Mawr College Summer Programs:
Writing for College Program for Young Women: Since 1993, Bryn Mawr's three-week Writing for College program has prepared high-school-age young women to write well for
college in a program that is intensive, supportive and fun. The academic, recreational and collegepreparatory
dimensions are interwoven to create an integrated experience whose aim is to build a community of writers.
Science for College: This interdisciplinary program is designed for high school young women who are interested in analyzing our natural world and better understanding science as an interplay of language, experiments and processing information to discover new concepts. The program is structured to provide opportunities for students to explore a wide variety of subspecialties in the
sciences, including biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and psychology.
For more information on these programs, please visit their website at http://www.brynmawr.edu/summerprograms/
Career Explorations - Summer Internships for High School Students: Career Explorations (CE) gives high school students a “jump start” on career planning. They provide internships in a variety of professions and industries in Boston and New York City. Interns gain real-world work experience, learn new skills, make industry contacts, obtain letters of recommendation, and become prepared to make
important decisions about college and the future. CE offers optional college tours and SAT preparation and career workshops. For more information visit: www.ceinternships.com
Carleton College - Summer Writing Program: Emphasizing a writing process approach, the Summer Writing Program will teach you how to compose academic papers similar to those you will write in college. This program is designed for college-bound students with strong reading and writing abilities. It
is not a remedial writing program. Students currently completing their junior year may apply. Students
should possess strong reading and writing abilities. For more information please visit:
Carnegie Mellon University - Pre-College Summer Programs: Juniors and seniors in high school can participate in one of their seven distinct Pre-College programs. They can either explore architecture, art, design, drama, music or the National High School Game Academy to prepare themselves for study at the college level. Through their Advanced Placement/Early Action program, students can take two
challenging college courses in order to gain advanced placement and get a head start in college. For more
information visit their website at www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college/
The University of Chicago - Summer Programs for High School Students: During the summer, the University of Chicago offers numerous opportunities to accomplished high school students. Tomorrow's undergraduates can immerse themselves in the University of Chicago's unique atmosphere as early as this summer. Choose from among the following undergraduate-level, credit-bearing programs. Programs
Insight - Explore a subject in-depth and "hands-on."
• American Law and Litigation
• Ancient Egyptian Language, Culture, and History
• Creative Writing: Fiction
• Collegiate Writing: Censorship and the Power of Art
• Developmental Psychology: Theories and Techniques
• Field Studies in Urban Society
Research in the Biological Sciences - Experience "life at the bench" and learn cutting-edge molecular,
cellular and microbiological research techniques.
Stones and Bones - Work behind the scenes in the Field Museum's preparation labs and join a museum
expedition digging for fossils.
Summer Quarter Undergraduate Course Offerings - Take Intensive Language Study, courses in the
College's distinguished and distinctive Common Core, or other courses from the regular College
curriculum, and study alongside undergraduates from the University of Chicago and elsewhere.
Traveling Academy - Travel to Greece to study the role of drama and performance in ancient Greek culture.
For more information please visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/
Colorado College - Pre-College Programs offers exceptional high school students the opportunity to participate in our college classes during Summer Session. We encourage interested students to enroll in a course or two in order to experience college-level learning as a college-preparatory exercise and introduction to liberal learning in the arts and sciences. Summer Session is also the perfect opportunity
for interested students to try Colorado College's unique academic scheduling system, the intensive "block" plan, which entails taking one class at a time for an intensive three to three-and-one-half week period. Because the traditional term is therefore cut short, students can take one course here at Colorado College and still have time to enjoy family vacations, part-time jobs, and other extracurricular activities.
For more information please visit: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/summerprograms/
Columbia University Summer Programs for High School Students is a pre-college program for students entering grades 9-12 who are interested in intensive summer study. Columbia University's Summer Program for High School Students offers highly motivated students the opportunity of a lifetime: a world-class educational experience set in the most exciting city in the nation. The Summer Program for
High School Students in New York City is renowned for its academic rigor, instructional excellence, and the unique opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League and life in New York City. For more information please visit: http://www.ce.columbia.edu/hs/
Constitutional Academy: A five-day residential program in Washington, D.C. for high school students. Take this chance to experience the challenge of college-level instruction before you leave high school! The Bill of Rights Institute’s Constitutional Academy gives you the opportunity to ask important questions with other bright students from across the country who share your interest in history, American
government, and personal liberty, and to explore these questions under the guidance of a faculty of distinguished teachers and college professors. Thirty outstanding high school juniors and seniors will be selected for each program week in this collegelevel, residential program. Through readings, discussions, and active learning experiences, you will deepen your understanding of the constitutional principles that were so important to our nation’s
Founders, and that continue to be important today. For more information please visit: www.constacademy.org/
Cornell University - Summer College: Want to study the stars? Design an eco-friendly building? Debate
the death penalty? Dive into college calculus? Write compelling short stories? Do real research? Prepare
for a career in medicine? You can do all this and more at Summer College. For more information please
Davidson College -July Experience 2010: This program is open to high school rising juniors and seniors
and is led by distinguished Davidson College faculty. Students choose two courses from the following:
• ANTHROPOLOGY - Skulls, Bones, and Clandestine Graves
• CHEMISTRY - Climate Change and Energy Choices
• ENGLISH - Literature and Writing: East and West
• ENGLISH - Watching Closely: How to Study and Make Movies
• HISTORY - Hitler and Nazi Germany
• MATHEMATICS - On The Shoulders of Giants
• MUSIC - Listening to Fear: Music and Visual Media
• POLITICAL SCIENCE - The Family and Justice
• SOCIOLOGY - Work and Occupations in Modern Society
• WRITING - Cassandra's Dilemma: Challenging Persuasion
To learn more please visit their website at http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x3808.xml
Denison University - The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop: Do you love to write? Do you spend hours writing poems and stories, reading voraciously, imagining characters and entire worlds? Do you wish you had more opportunity to learn to write creatively than your high school curriculum
allows? If you are looking for the chance to spend time this summer with a community of like-minded young writers from around the country, then the Reynolds Workshop is for you.
The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is designed to give beginning poets and writers an
opportunity to develop their talents and visions. Our Writers Workshop puts you in touch with the variety a life in writing has to offer. The eight-day Workshop, this year held from June 14-21, 2009, encourages high school sophomores,
juniors, and seniors to explore, discover, and affirm the craft of writing while in residence on the beautiful campus of Denison University in Granville, Ohio. The Reynolds Workshop establishes a community of respect and sharing in which you will learn what it means to be a writer through daily workshops, group talks, readings, informal encounters with renowned professional writers, one-on-one conferences, and other events. For more information go to
Dixie Top 150 Lacrosse Camp has been providing expert instruction and recruiting exposure to high school players from all over the country for over a decade now. We have helped train dozens of high school All-Americans, and have opened doors for college players nationwide. For more information visit: http://www.dixietop150.com/premiershowcase.html
Duke University - Talented Identification Program (TIP) Summer Programs:
Summer Studies Program - offers students in grades 7-10 the opportunity to learn highly challenging material at a rate suited to their advanced abilities. Students enroll in a single
Duke TIP-designed course for three weeks of in-depth study; they attend nearly 40 hours of class each week between Monday morning and Saturday afternoon.
Field Studies - Duke University TIP offers challenging adventures in science and humanities for motivated, dedicated, and talented 9-12 grade students with a desire to learn in a unique setting. Each Domestic and International Field Study involves travel to an exciting location that is ideal for research and creative exploration. Sixteen to twenty
students are selected to participate in each Field Study.
Institutes - The Duke TIP Institutes are campus-based programs developed for the motivated high school student wishing to gain real world experience. The Duke TIP
Leadership Institute, based at Duke University, allows students to discover their own leadership potential through study, discussion, and service experience. At the Great
Debates Institute, also housed on the Duke campus, students explore debate strategy and refine their public speaking skills through classroom instruction, in-depth research, teamwork, and debate preparation and delivery. Wake Forest University is home to the Duke TIP International Affairs Institute, where students study and learn to understand the complex and urgent challenges facing the world today. Students participating in the
institutes will benefit from an exceptional instructional staff and relevant hands-on projects.
Duke University- Precollege Program offers students completing 11th grade an opportunity to participate in a college experience prior to completing high school. While
living on the Duke Campus, Pre-College students join undergraduates from around the world in Duke Summer courses and earn college credit.
For more information on these programs please visit: http://www.tip.duke.edu/summer_programs/
Emory University - Emory Pre-College Program is a Summer Academic and Residential Experience for High School Students. The Emory Pre-College Program gives college-bound high school students an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. This summer in the Pre-College Program, you have the opportunity to:
• Attend a small summer program for high school students at a national research institution
• Tailor your summer experience to meet your needs based on your academic interests, schedule, and goals
• Find the right program
• Be part of a close-knit community with world-class faculty who have a passion for teaching
• Learn about Emory professors
• Experience the best of college life in the vibrant and dynamic city of Atlanta
For more information go to http://www.college.emory.edu/program/precollege/
FURMAN UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOLARS (academics and the arts) -- July 11-17, 2010 & July 18-24, 2010. Furman's Summer Scholars programs include one- and two-week academic enrichment programs designed for rising high school juniors and seniors. Rising sophomores may be considered for certain programs. Students study in small group settings under the direction of Furman faculty members. Summer Scholars programs typically include a variety of learning experiences such as lectures, class
discussions, debates, laboratory experiences, field trips, group and individual projects, and other activities
intended to provide an enjoyable and challenging engaged learning experience. For more information
please visit: http://www.furman.edu/campsandconferences/camps.htm
Georgetown University - Summer School for High School Students: Summer at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is an exciting, challenging learning experience that extends far beyond the classroom. It is an experience that’s uniquely Georgetown, where your classmates share your drive for outstanding achievement and your thirst for meeting new people and exploring new cultures. This
summer, you and your classmates can lay the foundation for lifelong success. Together, you will enjoy an
exclusive introduction to the esteemed community of Georgetown University, whose members include
some of the nation’s—and the world’s— most accomplished leaders in international relations, business,
government, communications, public policy, science, the arts, and virtually every other field. For more information please visit: http://scs.georgetown.edu/sphs/
George Washington University Pre-College - High school students are invited to participate in a college
experience that is academically engaging and life-changing. Learn from GW faculty and field experts, take advantage of the city, and make new friends from around the country and the world. For more information visit: http://www.gwu.edu/apply/precollege
Harvard University - Summer School Secondary School Program: Experience it yourself this summer in Harvard’s Secondary School Program (SSP). You’ll be challenged—both personally and academically—by taking college courses, living in dorms, and meeting new friends. For more information please visit: http://www.ssp.harvard.edu/
Idyllwild Summer Program: After 51 years, this annual tradition continues to offer rare opportunities
for creative self-discovery in the arts. Every summer, more than 1,300 children, teens, and adults attend
Idyllwild’s workshops under the pines, pursuing interests in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts—and taught by some of America’s finest artists. Weeklong festivals and special programs, including our famed Native American Arts program, bring an added dimension and depth to specific artistic pursuits. The resulting experience is unforgettable, stimulating, and fun. For more information
please visit: http://www.idyllwildarts.org/
Interlochen Arts Camp: Founded in 1928, Interlochen is the first and foremost camp of its kind, offering visual and performing Arts programs for student artists in Grades 3-12: Creative Writing, Dance, Motion Picture Arts, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts. For more information please visit:
Johns Hopkins University Summer Programs:
Discover Hopkins Programs are intensive programs designed to expose you to topics from different perspectives. For instance, learn about international conflict resolution by listening to Hopkins’ expert faculty and by visiting area institutions such as the U.S. Institute for Peace.
Experience the American wars with trips to battlefields, underground railroads, and forts. Observe top researchers and listen to experts at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, as you survey the latest in health promotion.
Johns Hopkins Summer University is your chance to put Hopkins’ undergraduate programs—and yourself—to the test before applying to college. You’ll get an opportunity to see if Hopkins feels right for you, and we’ll get to know you better, too. Program credits also give you an edge on the competition when you begin applying to colleges. In fact, the credits you earn at Hopkins are transferable to other colleges and universities. The number of transfer credits awarded is determined by the institution, so students should contact their prospective college for more information on their transfer policy.
Engineering - Engineering Innovation engages pre-college students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, inspires them to consider further studies and careers in engineering, and provides an understanding of basic engineering principles and
skills. For more information visit: http://www.jhu.edu/summer/
Junior Statesmen Summer School: With programs at four of the most prestigious universities in the world, Georgetown, Yale, Princeton and Stanford, the Junior Statesmen Summer Programs provide not only an advanced college curriculum, but also the experience of a lifetime for outstanding high school scholars. For students who already aspire to a career in politics or public service, it’s an invaluable jumpstart,
an opportunity to share and immerse yourself in what you love: the dynamics and the inner workings of politics, government, debate, and persuasion. If you are still undecided as to your career path, these programs are a priceless preview of the college experience. For more information please visit:
Kenyon College - Young Writers Summer Workshop: Young Writers is an intensive two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students (ages 16-18) who value writing. Our goal is to help students develop their creative and critical abilities with language—to become better, more productive writers and better, more insightful thinkers. For more than eighteen years, Young Writers has
provided a lively, supportive environment where students can stretch their talents, discover new strengths,
and challenge themselves in the company of peers who share their interests. For more information please
Maryland Institute College of Art - Pre-College Studio Residency Programs in Tuscany and Baltimore. MICA, the leader in Pre-College art and design education, offers two distinctly different summer programs for rising high school juniors and seniors. For more information please visit:
MIT Women's Technology Program – A 4-week residential summer school for high school girls to explore electrical engineering and computer science. For more information visit their website at http://wtp.mit.edu/
Middlebury – Monterey Language Academy - Now Middlebury College offers top-quality summer language immersion—for middle and high school students. For four amazing weeks, you'll live on a college campus. You'll take the famous Middlebury College Language Pledge®. You'll be challenged, but supported all the way! You'll make amazing new friends...And you'll rise to the challenge together.
Vermont's Middlebury College leads the world in language learning. With its affiliate, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Middlebury has created the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy. This unique summer program is open to students who have completed 7th grade through students who have completed 12th grade. Whether you study French, Spanish, Chinese, or Arabic, you'll join us in a
total commitment to living and learning the language. Along with classes, small-group study, and individual help, you'll enjoy athletics and outdoor fun, creative projects, cultural activities, special events, and field trips—all in the language you're learning. Every moment of the day becomes a chance to learn, practice, and move ahead. For more information go to http://www.mmla.middlebury.edu/
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) - At NOLS, we take people on real wilderness expeditions in remote areas. These aren't guided tours: You won't be sitting in a bus while the scenery is described to you over an intercom. You'll be living in the backcountry, seeing it up close and in person.
You'll learn to be a leader. You'll practice technical skills like summitting peaks and running rapids–all while earning college credit. Financial aid is also available. By the end of your course, you'll have the knowledge to travel responsibly and safely in the backcountry while leaving a minimal impact on the land. You'll reap the benefits of our 40 years of teaching experience and our highly skilled staff.
What do you want out of this summer? If you want a challenge, some new skills, and a wilderness experience you'll never forget, pick out the course that's right for you from the list below.
• River Kayaking
• Wilderness Medicine
For more information go to http://www.nols.edu/courses/find/bydate/summer.shtml
New York Film Academy: Summer camps for Film & Acting for high school students ages 14-17. For
more information visit their website at www.nyfa.com/summer_camp/
New York Summer Music Festival is a six-week summer music festival that provides extraordinary musical opportunities to hundreds of talented young musicians. Going far beyond traditional summer music camps, NYSMF provides a uniquely challenging, supportive, and fun environment, where young
musicians from ages 10 through 25 all benefit equally from all NYSMF has to offer, including:
• More than 50 performing ensembles & classes
• Over 30 concerts every summer
• Faculty & Staff from Curtis, Juilliard, the Manhattan School of Music, the NY Pops, and more
• Visiting Artists from the NY Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and many other outstanding musical institutions For more information please visit: http://www.nysmf.org/
NC State University Engineering Summer Programs - Each summer, the College of Engineering at NC State University offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience engineering, science, and technology at NC State. The 2010 Engineering Summer Programs will be held
at NCSU during the weeks of June 13-July 2, 2010. Not every workshop is offered every week. The 2010 application will be available in February 2010. The summer workshops are week-long residential programs through which students can experience engineering, college life, and NC State University. These camps provide an excellent opportunity for rising juniors and seniors in high school to investigate engineering as a potential major and career. If you are interested in finding out more about the Engineering Summer Programs go to ttp://www.engr.ncsu.edu/summerprograms/index2.html
Northwestern University School of Communications Summer Programs for High School Students: The National High School Institute, established in 1931, is the nation’s oldest and largest university-based summer program for outstanding high school students. Approximately 850 of the nation’s best students will enroll in the Institute’s 6 Divisions: Coon-Hardy Debate, Speech, Journalism, Music, Film & Video Production, and Theatre Arts. Students in the Institute are affectionately called “Cherubs,” a tradition that began in the 1930s with the founder of the Institute, Dean Ralph Dennis. For more information, please visit http://www.northwestern.edu/nhsi/.
Phillips Academy Summer School - Every summer Phillips Exeter Academy welcomes to campus some 700 students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields. Typically, students come to us from more than 40 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and several dozen foreign nations. They are public school students and
private school students. Most reside in campus dormitories; others travel daily from their homes in the New Hampshire seacoast area. Together they embody a rich diversity of language, culture, religion, and race. They come to Exeter with that particular mix of intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit that holds the promise of glimpsing new horizons and making new discoveries. For more information visit: www.exeter.edu/summer
The Putney School Summer Programs – Visual and performing arts, creative writing and farm programs for high school students (ages 14 to 17) on a beautiful hilltop farm in Southern Vermont. For more information go to www.putneyschoolsummer.org/.
Rhodes College - Summer Writing Institute: The Summer Writing Institute at Rhodes College takes place annually during the last two weeks of June and is an intensive residential academic program committed to developing the critical thinking and writing skills of ambitious high school students. Within the College’s liberal arts environment, students sharpen their reading and analytical skills and learn
strategies for writing creatively and critically through coursework in the humanities and social sciences.
At the end of the session, students receive a grade for their work and class participation, earn two college credits, transferable to any college or university, and will have completed a portfolio of college-level writing. For more information visit: http://www.rhodes.edu/academics/4422.asp
Savannah College of Art and Design - Rising Star Program: This five-week residential program in Savannah awards college credit to rising high school seniors who are ready for a real college experience. Each student enrolls in two college level classes. Outside class, students complete assignments, take fieldtrips, socialize, and enjoy the parks and other local attractions. For more information go to
The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP), sponsored by George Washington University and the Department of Defense, is an eight week summer program for high school students. SEAP is designed so that students can apprentice in fields of their choice with experienced scientists and engineers. This opportunity provides students with valuable experience needed to make informed career
decisions. Students apprentice with their mentors on mutually agreed upon projects. At Army Research
facilities, the students apprentice in a professional research laboratory setting and learn how their research
can benefit the Army as well as the civilian community. Because of the setting, students are treated as
research assistants rather than just teenagers. First year participants are awarded an educational stipend of
$2000. The students contribute to the research of the laboratory while learning research techniques in the process.
This "hands-on" experience gives students a broader view of their fields of interest and shows students what kind of work awaits them in their future career. The students also attend demonstrations and go on field trips to learn more about the inner workings of an Army Research Laboratory. At the end of the summer, the students prepare final reports and present their research at a final seminar. For more
information please e-mail to: Swati.Ramadorai@US.ARMY.MIL, or call Swati Ramadorai at
(301)319-9259. Website: http://www.usaeop.com/programs/SEAP/index.htm
SEA Education Association (SEA) High School Summer Programs:
Science at SEA (SAS) is a 20-day program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors focusing on the coastal and offshore marine environment around Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The program includes a shore component on the SEA campus in Woods Hole, MA, and a sea component aboard one of SEA’s sailing research vessels, the SSV Corwith Cramer. During the shore component, students study the marine environment from a variety of perspectives— scientific, historical, literary, and nautical. This is an academic program complete with written assignments and tests. During the sea component, students study offshore oceanography, nautical science, and act as members of the ship’s crew. Students are evaluated on achievement and effort.
Oceanography of the Gulf of Maine (OGM) is a 19-day program open to high school juniors, seniors, and college freshmen who have successfully completed two high school science courses. The program has two components: the first is at sea onboard the research sailing vessel, SSV Corwith Cramer, studying offshore oceanography while students act as members of the ship’s crew. The second component takes place at Cornell University’s Shoals Marine Laboratory,
where students study the near shore coastal ecology and oceanography of Appledore Island. OGM’s challenging curriculum provides an introduction to the scientific method, the opportunity to analyze data, and instills observation and critical thinking skills. Students earn two undergraduate college credits from Cornell University upon successful completion of the shore component.
Oceanography of the Southern California Bight (OSCB) is a 3-week program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Sea Education Association (SEA) and the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies (WIES) offer this summer course focused on the marine environments of the California coast. OSCB consists of two components: the first of which takes place on Catalina Island, where students study near shore
marine biology and ecology. The second takes place aboard SEA’s research sailing vessel, the SSV Robert C. Seamans, where students study offshore oceanography and become members of the ship’s crew. Students earn two undergraduate college credits from the University of Southern
California upon successful completion.
For information on the above programs go to
Sewanee: University of the South - Young Writers’ Conference: Our workshops are led by writers of
significant accomplishment and promise: our former workshop leaders have won the Roerich poetry prize, been recognized by The New Yorker as among the twenty best young American novelists, and featured by “Oprah’s Book Club.” And our workshop leaders really get to know their students, and viceversa because we’ve kept our numbers low: workshops no larger than ten, and a total enrollment of about fifty. And we make space in the schedule for two “one-on-one” conferences between student and teacher,
as well as plenty of informal contact. For more information visit their website at
The Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do
hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering. Girls who will be in high school (grades 9-12) in fall 2010 are eligible to apply for the summer 2010 program. For more information please visit: http://www.smith.edu/summerprograms/ssep/program.php
Snow Farm High School Summer in Art: A two two-week residential sessions, located in Williamsburg, Massachusetts that offers workshops in drawing and color, glassblowing, ceramics, textiles, welding, flameworking, photography, and metals. For more information please visit:
Stanford University - High School Summer College (8 weeks): Accomplishment, inspirational professors, lifelong learning, lasting friendships, outstanding athletic and cultural activities, and the beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area characterize the Stanford tradition. As a High School Summer
College student, you will take undergraduate courses and earn Stanford University credit. You will also participate in many interesting and entertaining activities that enhance the academic experience. Our selective program attracts students who are eager to experience a true university environment. We invite you to join us this summer.
• Current high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply; applications from accomplished and mature high school sophomores will also be considered. Students must be at least age 16 by the start of the quarter.
• Participants explore the sciences, humanities, arts, and languages.
• Stanford admission officers meet with program participants to discuss the college application process.
• Success Series workshops are available to help with college application preparation and transitioning to a university setting.
• Credits earned in High School Summer College may be eligible for transfer to another college or university.
• Students have full access to Stanford's premium athletic facilities and libraries.
• Partial Scholarships are available.
For more information please visit: http://summer.stanford.edu/highschool/overview.asp
Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) provides academically advanced students with an interesting and challenging educational experience. The program combines remarkable academic courses with cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. The academic program is central to the design and purpose of SIG. Our program provides students with academic challenges designed to fit their abilities and interests. It also provides them with the opportunity to engage with other students who have similar abilities and
interests. Because of our small classes, low teacher-student ratio, and the presence of an assistant in every class, we are able to individualize the program for each and every student. Residential sessions for students in grades 4 – 11 are held at Amherst College, Bryn Mawr College, Dartmouth College, Emory University, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan and Vassar College. For more information please visit: http://www.giftedstudy.com/
U.S. Air Force Academy - Summer Seminar: Summer Seminar is a unique opportunity to see a realistic picture of what cadet life is about. At the end of the week, you will have a very clear understanding of the commitment necessary to attend the United States Air Force Academy and to become an Air Force officer. The United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar application will open on 1 December
2009 and close on 28 February 2010. For more information please visit:
U.S. Military Academy - Summer Leaders Seminar: The United States Military Academy hosts the Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS) for high school juniors going into their senior year. The weeklong program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics gives
students the opportunity to experience cadet life and to see first-hand what West Point has to offer. Each year 800 highly talented high school juniors are invited to attend the SLS, which is led and supervised by West Point cadets entering their final or "Firstie" year. After completing the SLS application, you are also opening an admissions file at the Academy. The application window for the 2010 Summer Leaders Seminar is 14 December 2009 through April 1, 2010. For more Information go to
U.S. Naval Academy - Summer Seminar: The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar offers the opportunity for rising high school seniors to visit the Naval Academy for one week during the summer. Students will experience all aspects of the Naval Academy including the academic program and midshipman life. Furthermore, students will receive an overview of Navy and Marine Corps service
options. If you think that you are interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. The Summer Seminar application will open online on February 1.
2010. For more information please visit: http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/nass.htm
US Performing Arts Camps - US Performing Arts Camps program has 14 different locations across the country presenting over 25 specialty training programs in the fields of film, television, theater, dance, and other digital media. For more information go to www.usperformingarts.com/
University of Delaware - Summer College: Summer College is an exclusive opportunity for academically talented high school sophomores and juniors to live and learn on one of the most beautiful college campuses on the East Coast. From early July to mid-August students live together in a University residence hall, take courses for college credit, and enjoy the independence and excitement that can only
be found at a top national university. Courses for Summer College, taught by University faculty, are designed to encourage students to expand their knowledge in new directions and to provide a supportive environment where learning is valued for its own sake. For more information please visit:
University of Maryland - Young Scholars Program: The Young Scholars Program welcomes high school students with exceptional ability and promise to pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and earn three university credits in just three weeks. This summer, be part of an
international, multicultural community and experience university life at Maryland. For more information
please visit: http://www.oes.umd.edu/index.php?slab=youngscholars&utm_source=YSPPrimer&utm_medium=Postcard
University of Miami Summer Scholars Program - Explore college life at the University of Miami in this three week, residential program! The Summer Scholar Programs are designed to provide current high school sophomores and juniors with the opportunity to learn about a collegiate discipline and the career paths that could result from further study. Living on campus reiterates the importance of time
management, responsibility, self motivation, and facilitates meeting a diverse group of people from around the world. For more information go to http://www6.miami.edu/summerscholar/
University of Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS) 2009 - This is program designed to expose high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and to encourage the next generation of researchers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science. MMSS features small 15-student classes taught by University of Michigan professors, as well as other
outstanding instructors from around the world. The small class size allows the student to receive a deeper
exposure to a particular subject and to evaluate the University of Michigan not only as a summer program, but also as a place for future studies. Two 2-week sessions are offered; students are given the opportunity to attend one or both. Each session offers courses from science departments at the University of Michigan including Applied Physics; Astronomy; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Geological Sciences; Mathematics; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Physics; Program in the Environment; and Statistics.
For more information go to http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/mmss/
University of Notre Dame - Summer Experience is a unique opportunity for academically outstanding high school students to explore one of nine academic fields of study. For two weeks, participants become part of the Notre Dame student body, through their academic studies, social interactions, and spiritual encounters. For more information visit their website at http://precollege.nd.edu/
University of Pennsylvania - Summer Programs for High School Students: The Penn Summer High School Programs - open to both residential and commuting students - offer an outstanding academic challenge in an Ivy League environment. Our programs are built around courses taught by Penn faculty, scholars, and distinguished outside experts. With small class sizes—usually between 15 and 20
students—you can be sure to get the individualized attention you deserve. For more information please
University of Pennsylvania Applied Science and Technology: The School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for high school students to study computer graphics, computer science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and robotics. For more information please
Vanderbilt Pre-College Pave - PAVE is a six-week summer course of study designed to strengthen the academic skills of students who are planning to enter a college engineering, pre-medical, science, or technology program. If you are an eleventh grader and planning to take advanced placement or honors mathematics and science courses, the pre-college PAVE program will fortify your senior year and potentially improve your ACT, AP, SAT and TOEFL test scores while increasing your chances for admission when you apply to college. For more information please visit:
Vassar College – The Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Training Program: If you are considering a life in theater (and it is a life, not a career) the Powerhouse Theater Program at Vassar College can give you a theater immersion experience unlike any other. The program is a unique collaboration between a prestigious liberal arts college, Vassar, and an established professional theater company, New York Stage
and Film. Apprentices in the Powerhouse program choose a discipline (acting, writing, or directing) and then work alongside some of the country’s leading and emerging theater practitioners for six weeks, observing and participating in the process through which new works are brought to life. For more information go to http://powerhouse.vassar.edu/
Washington University in St. Louis - High School Summer Scholars: As a High School Summer Scholar, you will be part of a small, select group of rising high school seniors exploring the realities of college life. You will earn up to 7 units of college credit that will transfer to most accredited colleges and universities, giving you a head start toward your college career. And you'll develop academic and social
skills that will give you a tremendous advantage when you leave for college next year. Our beautiful campus sits on the edge of Forest Park near the zoo, art museum, science center, history museum, and the Muny open-air theatre. Here you can make friends and have fun while exploring St. Louis. For more information please visit: http://ucollege.wustl.edu/programs/highschool
Washington University in St. Louis Young Writers Institute is a Writers Institute workshop for highschool juniors and seniors. Students can study with working writers, become acquainted with the St. Louis literary community, and can choose an option to earn three college credits, as well as receiving helpful guidance on their poetry or prose. For more information please visit:
Washington Workshops Foundation - The non-profit, award-winning Washington Workshops Foundation, founded in 1967, offers leadership training programs with informative seminars about national politics, law, American history, and government to high school and junior high